Wednesday Open Thread

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  1. jadzia1971 says:

    Crapola. I still feel like crapola. But we are going on vacation this weekend, and I need to buy a house, finish all my work, fight with the bank, clean the house I’ve already got, and do a million other things before we leave. I guess I’ll rest when we hit the beach.

  2. Dora says:

    Huge, Troubling Expansion of the Capitol Police Coming, Across the Country

    The Capitol is still locked down, still closed to Americans. One has to ask why.

    The Democrats are going to try to use the ‘investigation’ of the three-hour Capitol riot by a select committee to continue an effort to connect Republicans to the event and bash them going into 2022.

    All that is troubling.

    But now there’s something that perhaps is even more troubling because of the clear potential for abuse.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I smell Barry’s stinky feet all over this. Remember when he promised a National Police Force? Thought it would be the FBI, but guess he’ll have to settle for a group already under Pelosi’s evil control.

      LOL, opening field offices? The FBI and Secret Service budgets are so tight as it is, they already share existing field offices plus the DHS Air Marshals. The GOP will never allow extra budgeting for something so stupid. Will they? Oh wait………..nevermind.

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    • Ann says:

      That is a very interesting read. If we had any sort of real press or if the “commission” was in any way nonpartisan, finding out who really was behind the pockets of chaos that day would be easy.

  5. foxyladi14 says:

    Gestapo is on the way. 😡

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      • foxyladi14 says:

        Will Bidon mandate Vax? And will Roberts deem it as a tax? 😆

      • jadzia1971 says:

        Our government just announced that it will release the names of all unvaccinated people to their treating doctors, I guess so the doctors will pressure their patients. I’m not sure that’s going to go as well as they think it will. My doctor–a 50something lady, not particularly warm and fuzzy, who had COVID right at the beginning and I’m 98% sure she got the shots–asked me recently if I had gotten the shot, I said no, and that was the end of the discussion.

        In other news (maybe I mentioned this in the previous thread?), the big consumer expo in Tours just experienced a revolt on the part of the vendors–apparently the city imposed a “vaccine passport” for the event and people were coming and just turning the fuck around when they saw the “papers, please” nonsense at the door. It’s a huge convention center and apparently for most of the first couple of days (event goes until 7/11), there were NO CUSTOMERS AT ALL visiting the vendors. Anyway, the vendors revolted and the city caved. A rare win. On the national side, the buzz is that the unvaccinated are about to be banned from all restaurants, cafes, theaters, and other public places.

        Papers, please. I just hope the government doesn’t pass this shit before Saturday, because I have been planning this vacation since January and the pet-sitters arrive Friday.

      • lyn5 says:

        My hubby may get vaccinated, because he’s sick of wearing a mask. I told him, “Your body, your choice.”

  6. foxyladi14 says:

    In 2015, Rivkah was praised by Orthodox Jewish papers after she refused to bow to the Pope because “she was halachically forbidden to bow to him because of the cross” and refused to shake his hand “because she is observant of halakha (Jewish law),” according to.

  7. DeniseVB says:

    O.M.G. just when I thought Congress couldn’t get any sillier, another bizarro thread bubbles up.

  8. foxyladi14 says:

    Obama! 😡

  9. lyn5 says:

    Gunmen assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moise and wounded his wife in their home early Wednesday.
    Claude Joseph, the interim prime minister, confirmed the killing and said the police and military were in control of security in Haiti, where a history of dictatorship and political upheaval have long stymied the consolidation of democratic rule.
    Moise, 53, had been ruling by decree for more than a year after the country failed to hold elections and the opposition demanded he step down in recent months.

    • swanspirit says:

      Amongst his other travels paid for by The United States Army, my son also spent 9 months in Haiti. Just the other day, I had a delivery from Wal-Mart, and Shawn recognized the driver as a Haitian, and spoke to him in “Haitian”. No one was more surprised than the driver, except possibly me.
      It’s a shame Obanana doesn’t move to Haiti, he would fit right in.

    • Anthony says:

      It was Hillary

      • DeniseVB says:

        GMTA 😉 Haiti’s been protesting the NYC Clinton offices since they stole all that relief money laundered through their “foundation”.

  10. DeniseVB says:

    I guess Trump is the only one doing anything, as usual.

  11. DeniseVB says:

    This never gets old. Too bad it wasn’t enough to keep Kamala off the ticket.

    • DandyTIger says:

      I thought it was fascinating that the Dems had a soldier, classic liberal (previously Burnie supporter), all in for peace and ending wars, woman of color candidate, and they hated her. She wasn’t in the neocon more wars, full on totalitarian wing of the Dem party that runs the show.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      It is quite ironic that we have had one black POTUS and one black VPOTUS, both of whom are Democrats and neither of whom is a descendent of slaves or grew up in a predominantly black community. Both of them were raised a long way from the segregated South.

      Obama dated white women almost exclusively until he decided that he needed a wife who was black to be politically viable. If he ever dated a black woman before Mooch I’ve never anything about her.

      Kamala, otoh, only dated one black guy that I am aware of (Willie Brown, who was married) and married a Jewish guy. AFAIAC there is nothing wrong with her marrying a Jew, but antisemitism is common in the black community and interracial marriage is frowned upon. Kamala’s biggest (only) fans are white liberals who are confounded by her unpopularity. They assumed she would be a shoo-in because she has melanin and a vagina.

      • elliesmom says:

        Personally, I’m delighted the first woman VP is both a Democrat and black. The first woman anything is often a lightweight who isn’t really capable of doing the job. Men get to take credit for being broadminded (pun intended) enough to put a woman in the job, and at the same time tsk! tsk! at how incompetent she turned out to be, Then they can comfortably not put a another woman in the job for a long time. Women will be able to say Kamala’s failures were because Democrat policies failed or because she’s black, she was an affirmative action choice. Then we can promote a highly-competent white conservative as the first duly elected woman POTUS because she won’t have Harris’s failed baggage without waiting 50 years.

        The people behind admitting the first women into the engineering school I attended who wanted women to succeed knew a lot of their colleagues wanted women to fail. The proponents stacked the deck by admitting a class of women who were mostly class valedictorians, National Merit Scholars, and in the top 1% on the SATs. They didn’t even look at women who wouldn’t be well above average in the entering freshman class. Compare that kind of recruiting to how the Democrats chose Harris.

        • Myiq2xu says:

          When Branch Rickey decided it was time to end racial segregation in baseball he chose Jackie Robinson as the one to break the barrier. He didn’t choose Robinson just because he was black, or just because he was good enough to play major league baseball. Rickey selected Robinson because he was one of the best players to ever play the game.

          If Robinson had flopped it would have been a long time before there was another black player in MLB. Robinson was a star player on the field with the ability to affect the outcome of games. They didn’t change the rules to make it easier for Robinson to succeed. They didn’t have to.

          Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947. By 1949 the Negro League had disintegrated as all their best players were snatched up by Major League teams.

          • lateblum says:

            Fascinating. The Ken Burns documentary “Baseball” is one of my all-time favorites of documentaries. There is also an update or sequel called “Tenth Inning” that is also wonderful.
            Robinson was an astonishing athlete and human being. He was so strong to have survived all the racial hatred. A true hero.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Did you ever hear of Vera Baker? Supposedly Barry’s side chick when he was a Senator. She was a rising fundraising star in the Dem Party, because she was hot, black and very intelligent. The anti-Michelle. Conveniently, she moved to the Caribbean around the time Obama kicked off his Presidential campaign. Of course it was Alex Jones fanning the flames of the rumors then and he was easily dismissed as in, oh that tinfoil nutjob Jones. BUT. I too found it strange the Dems would kick out a successful party fundraiser, so I believe Vera Baker was a thing 😀

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    • lyn5 says:

      Mollie @MZHemingway

      People who call the few-hour riot at the Capitol by unarmed protesters an “insurrection” are bad people who are harming the country. PARTICULARLY so if they don’t use term for the months-long violent, coordinated attacks on White House, federal courthouses, small businesses, etc.

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    • Myiq2xu says:

      Any inquiry into the possible involvement of BLM/Antifa and/or the FBI in the Jan 6th mass trespass at the US Capitol bldg will not be permitted.

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  16. Dora says:

    I noticed that too when I was watching. 🙂

  17. DeniseVB says:

    This is a goodie 🙂 McNaughton painted himself as the barely visible figure behind D’Sousa.

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    • Mothy67 says:

      Is there anything the china flu doesn’t effect? They have really jumped the shark.

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    • Myiq2xu says:

      Is the NSA allowed to spy on “U.S.-based Kremlin intermediaries” without a warrant?

      How did Axios get this information? Anonymous leakage?

      • lyn5 says:

        Emily Zanotti @emzanotti

        So wait Tucker was…right?

        The other allegation is that the emails were leaked to journalists which…this seems to substantiate…?

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  22. Mothy67 says:

    Voice mail from the school — any child if the parents decide, regardless of grades, can repeat the past year.
    I wonder if the state scores are in?

    • 1539days says:

      It’s a false choice. No parent is going to tell their kid they have to repeat a grade, but it heads off the complaints about teachers who have no idea how to teach remotely and still decided to spend at least an extra half a year doing it because they wanted preferential vaccinations / getting young children vaccinated to protect them.

  23. votermom says:

    My woke coworker today explaining why she needs a certain day off “I don’tt know if I’ve mentioned before – my teen is transgender ” and blah blah blah.
    I said “I did not know that” and ignore that minefield and just talk about the schedule
    Nothing I can do but pray for that poor kid

    • lyn5 says:

      “Sorry to hear that” may have worked. 😉

      • votermom says:

        I was tempted!

        • Mothy67 says:

          A bit of Manchausen? Mom probably feels the most significant she has in her entire life.

          • votermom says:

            I dunno. She always grated on my nerves even before I realized she’s woke (which was when she tried to tell me one time that Chrustopher Columbus was a terrible man)ne
            She seems happy about the transgender thing which creeps me out
            I’ve no idea what the husband thinks

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